Thursday, May 13, 2010

IHMS's First French Immersion Class For September 2010

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on May 14, 2010.

By: Abigail Companion, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Photo of our September 2010 Kindergarten French Immersion class orientation with their new teacher Madame Noseworthy. Next September will mark the beginning of the French Immersion program in our school.

Say Cheese! This week the class photos and group photos were taken on Tuesday. Also the kindergarten graduation photos were taken.

This Sunday was Mother’s Day. We hope you all treated them really well.

On Monday Mrs. King went to the Teacher Job fair at Grenfell College to represent our school.

On Wednesday the September 2010 French Immersion Kindergarten class had an orientation session with their new teacher Madame Noseworthy.

The May Crowning celebration was yesterday. Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group did a very nice celebration for that special day. Also Thursday was World Catholic Education Day. We celebrated with a special school prayer of thanks for Catholic education and we did special writing and art activities to show our thankfulness for our school.

This afternoon is the grade 5 and 6 class D.A.R.E. graduation. Claire Reynolds and Faith Yates were interviewed by CBC radio this morning about the D.A.R.E. program.

Congratulations to Faith Yates who won the award for the best D.A.R.E. essay. She will read her essay at the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations go out to Mr. Gene Coleman, Chair of the Board and his wife, Janice on the birth of their new baby daughter.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to the girl’s soccer team who played in a tournament last weekend. They played really well. Thank you to Mrs. Dutton for getting the team ready and coaching them through the tournament.

Carla du Toit was the winner of the envelope design contest “Digging Up Our Past” for the Cupids celebration this summer. Her design will be featured on envelopes sold in Cupids. Also Anri Vermooten won the Indeavour Award for her whimsical drawing in the design contest. Great work!

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are working on the number “9” and spring crafts. They would like to say congratulations to Clare Coleman on her new baby sister.

The Kindergarten class is learning to count by 2’s and learning the days of the week. They are busy preparing for their kindergarten graduation.

The Grade 1 class is learning about the plant parts and planting vegetable and flower seeds in science class. They are learning about fishing and trawling in social studies.

The grade 2 class is excited for the musical. They are learning about birds this week.

The grade 3’s are finishing a novel study on “Lost and Found” and the grade 4’s are working on a novel study on “Ticket to Curlew”. They are busy with all their subjects and looking after nibbles.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is learning about African music in Social Studies. This week they completed demand writing activities. The grade 5’s wrote about what they would do if they won a million dollars and the grade 6’s wrote on what they would do if they could be mayor of Corner Brook for a day. The grade 6 essays have been sent to Mayor Greeley for a contest. They wish they could all win the chance to be mayor for a day.

The Junior High class is working on writing autobiographies. They are almost finished their sewing projects and are hoping the weather will get better so they can do some geocaching.

There are lots of musical practices coming up this week. The musical will be presented to local schools on May 26 at 9:30 and 1:15 and May 27 at 11:00. The performance for family and friends is on May 27 at 7:00 pm admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

During the month of May all bags of recycling dropped off at the school will be donated to the school Breakfast Program. Bags can be dropped off at the school or you can contact the school to have your recycling picked up.

The mini-reporters had to be ready for their close-up. They will be back with great news next week.